Star Trek: Discovery (DSC)
Formerly known as “CBS All Access Star Trek”
Season 1: 15-episode season set to be released in two chapters; September 2017 (first 9 episodes), January 2018 (remaining 6 episodes).
Season 2: 13-episode season. Expected to debut late-2018/early-2019. More details TBA. Pre-production began January 2018. Filming in Toronto is expected to begin April/May 2018.
Set in the Prime Timeline, the USS Discovery (NCC-1031) and the USS Shenzhou (NCC-1227) explore the galaxy, 10 years before Kirk takes command of the Enterprise NCC-1701 (TOS).
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.
The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
NOTE: Episodes are released weekly.
First episode was broadcast on CBS to increase interest in the new show, as well as the CBS All Access streaming service, all subsequent episodes have been exclusively on the CBS All Access streaming service.
All new episodes will be available on-demand weekly on Sundays at 8:30PM ET/5:30PM ET exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S.
The first eight episodes of Season 1 ran from Sunday, Sept. 24 to Sunday, Nov. 5. The season resumed with the second chapter debuting Sunday, January 7, 2018.
CBS All Access Information
CBS All Access details, including currently supported platforms for the CBS streaming app:
Canadian media partner is Bell Media.
Space Channel episodes air at 8:00 PM ET on Sundays.
The CraveTV streaming service will make episodes available 24-hours after they air on Space.
The first eight episodes of Season 1 ran from Sunday, September 24 to Sunday, November 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter in January 2018. Every episode will also be available to Space subscribers on the newly launched Space GO app, in addition to being available on Space.ca and participating On Demand channels.
Discovery will also be shown the Bell Media owned Z channel in French, starting on Sunday, September 24 at 9:00PM. With new episodes airing weekly Sundays at 9:00PM.
All other regions:
The show has been licensed to Netflix for the rest of the world. Episodes will be released weekly, each episode of the new series will be made available within 24-hours of its U.S. premiere.
Netflix launched Star Trek: Discovery on Monday, September 25 to countries outside of the U.S. and Canada. The first eight episodes of Season 1 ran from Monday, September 25 to Monday, November 6 with the second chapter resuming in January 2018.
|No.||Title||US Release Date||Written By||Directed By||TrekMovie Review & Podcast|
|1||The Vulcan Hello||Sept. 24, 2017||Bryan Fuller and Akiva Goldsman||David Semel||Review: Premiere Reignites A Franchise With A Pilot That’s Not A Pilot|
|Podcast: At The Disco 1|
|Synopsis: While patrolling Federation space, the USS Shenzhou encounters an object of unknown origin, putting First Officer Michael Burnham to her greatest test yet. (Series Premiere).|
|2||Battle at the Binary Stars||Sept. 24, 2017||Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg||Adam Kane||Review: Premiere Reignites A Franchise With A Pilot That’s Not A Pilot|
|Podcast: At The Disco 1|
|Synopsis: Face to face with Klingon vessels, the USS Shenzhou prepares for the possibility of war if negotiations fail. Amidst the turmoil, Burnham looks back to her Vulcan upbringing for guidance.|
|3||Context is for Kings||Oct. 1, 2017||Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, and Craig Sweeny||Akiva Goldsman||Review: Third Episode Introduces A Mysterious Ship And Its Misfit Crew|
|Podcast: At The Disco 2|
|Synopsis: Burnham finds herself aboard the U.S.S. Discovery, where she quickly realizes things are not as they seem, including the mysterious Captain Gabriel Lorca.|
|4||The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry||Oct. 8, 2017||Jessie Alexander and Aron Eli Coleite||Olatunde Osunsanmi||Review: Fourth Episode Feels Like Classic Trek And More|
|Podcast: At The Disco 3|
|Synopsis: With tensions and stakes high as Starfleet continues in their efforts to end the war with Klingons, Burnham begins to settle in to her new position aboard the USS Discovery.|
|5||Choose Your Pain||Oct. 15, 2017||Kemp Powers||Lee Rose||Review: ‘Discovery’ Explores Character, Emotion And Mystery|
|Podcast: At The Disco 4|
|Synopsis: While on a mission, Lorca unexpectedly finds himself in the company of prisoner of war, Starfleet Lieutenant Ash Tyler and notorious intergalactic criminal, Harry Mudd.|
|6||Lethe||Oct. 22, 2017||Ted Sullivan and Joe Menosky||Doug Aarniokosk||Review: ‘Discovery’ Hits Its Stride With Lore-filled Episode|
|Podcast: At The Disco 5|
|Synopsis: The USS Discovery crew is intrigued by new addition, Lt. Ash Tyler. Sarek seeks Burnham’s help, rekindling memories from her past. Admiral Cornwell questions Lorca’s tactics.|
|7||Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad||Oct. 29, 2017||Aron Eli Coleite & Jess Alexander||David M. Barrett||Review: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Has A Whale Of A Good Time|
|Podcast: At The Disco 6|
|Synopsis: As the USS Discovery crew attempts to let loose at a party, an unwelcome visitor comes aboard bringing about a problematic and twisted sequence of events.|
|8||Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum||Nov. 5, 2017||Kirsten Beyer||John S. Scott||Review: Saru Finds His Side Of Paradise In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Episode 8|
|Podcast: At The Disco 7|
|Synopsis: The USS Discovery is tasked with a high priority mission to the planet Pahvo and learns the science behind the Klingons’ cloaking technology.|
|9||Into the Forest I Go||Nov. 12, 2017||Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldtt||Chris Byrne||Review: “Into the Forest I Go” Ends The First Chapter Of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ With A Bang and A Mystery|
|Podcast: At The Disco 8|
|Synopsis: Bypassing Starfleet’s orders, Lorca uses the USS Discovery crew’s ultimate asset, the ship itself, in an effort to end the war with the Klingons once and for all.|
|10||Despite Yourself||Jan. 7, 2018||Sean Cochrane||Jonathan Frakes||Review: “Despite Yourself” Takes ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ To A Whole New Place|
|Podcast: At The Disco 9|
|Synopsis: While in unfamiliar territory, the U.S.S. Discovery crew is forced to get creative in their next efforts to survive opposing and unprecedented forces and return home.|
|11||The Wolf Inside||Jan 14, 2018||Lisa Randolph||T.J. Scott||Review: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Delivers A Shot Through The Heart In “The Wolf Inside”|
|Podcast: At the Disco 10|
|Synopsis: The crew continues their guise, and Burnham is ordered on a merciless mission to end the resistance in hopes of returning home. Meanwhile, Tilly works on restoring Stamets’ neurofunction.|
|12||Vaulting Ambition||Jan 21, 2018||Jordon Nardino||Hanelle M. Culpepper||Review: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Gets Even Darker In “Vaulting Ambition”|
|Podcast: At the Disco 11|
|Synopsis: Burnham heads to the ISS Charon with a special ‘gift’ for the Emperor. With the help of an unexpected source, Stamets gains clarity while trapped inside the mycelial network. Saru asks for L’Rell’s help.|
|13||What’s Past Is Prologue||Jan 28, 2018||Ted Sullivan||Olatunde Osunsanmi||Review: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Spins Its Greatest Hits In “What’s Past Is Prologue”|
|Podcast: At the Disco 12|
|Synopsis: Lorca plans to move forward with a coup against the Emperor, propelling Burnham to make a quick decision to save not only herself, but the U.S.S. Discovery.|
|14||The War Without, The War Within||Feb 4, 2018||Lisa Randolph||David Solomon||Review: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Loses The Battle In “The War Without, the War Within”|
|Podcast: At the Disco 13|
|Synopsis: Back on the U.S.S. Discovery, Burnham and the crew are faced with the harsh reality of the war during their absence. In order to move forward, Starfleet must use unconventional tactics and sources to take their next action against the Klingons.|
|15||Will You Take My Hand?||Feb. 11, 2018||Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg and Akvia Goldsman||Akvia Goldsman||Review: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Keeps Hope Alive With Season Finale “Will You Take My Hand?”|
|Podcast: At the Disco 14|
|Synopsis: With Georgiou at the helm of the plan to end the Klingon war once and for all, the U.S.S. Discovery crew struggles to fathom and tolerate her hostile tactics. Memories of past hardships are rekindled within Burnham.|
Season 2 additions
(Head of Section 31)
Alan Van Sprang
Best known role: King Henry II on Reign
Best known role: Cullen Bohannon on Hell on Wheels
Crew of the USS Discovery
Crew of the USS Shenzhou
Captain Philippa Georgiou
Best known role: Yu Shu Lien, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Chief Medical Officer
Best known role: Jonathan on 30 Rock
Ensign Danby Connor
Other Federation characters
|Gretchen J. Berg (showrunner)|
|Aaron Harberts (showrunner)|
|Ted Sullivan (supervising producer)|
|Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry|
|Bryan Fuller (early production only)|
|Nicholas Meyer (early production only)|
|Aron Eli Coleite|
|Gretchen J. Berg|
|Bo Yeon Kim|
|Neville Page||Creature/Alien Designer|
|Glenn Hetrick||Creature/Alien Designer|
NOTE: Trailers are released with region locks.
CBS serves the USA, Bell Media (Space Channel) serves Canada, while Netflix serves the rest of the world.
San Diego Comic-Con – Official Trailer – July 2017
Link coming soon
CBS “Network Upfront” – First Look Trailer – May 2017
Announcing the Beginning of Filming – January 2017
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) January 31, 2017
San Diego Comic-Con “First Look” Teaser – July 2016
Announcement Teaser – May 2016